Jean-Euphèle Milcé was born in Passe-Reine, Gonaives on January 14, 1969. He studied applied linguistics and information management at the State University of Haiti and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He led the Haitian Library of Pères du Saint-Esprit from 1996 to 2000 and the Intercultural Library of Fribourg, Switzerland from 2004 to 2006. His novel l’Alphabet des nuits (2004) won the Prix Georges Nicole in Switzerland and was a finalist for the Prix Prince Pierre in Monaco, among others. A co-founder of La Maison Georges Anglade, PEN Haiti’s new House of Literature, he serves as the President of PEN Haiti.
Photo © Kesler Bien-Aimé, courtesy of Ile-en-Ile